Daily Wine News: Climate Crisis

“It’s no secret that climate change is breaking records for heatwaves, frosts, fires, droughts, hail and wildfires. Their increasing frequency has left the wine world awash with initiatives, conferences, and research all concerning sustainable viticulture and its many facets: biodiversity, regenerative agriculture and the host of organic, biodynamic and sustainable labels or certifications they embody,” reports Elizabeth Gabay in Decanter. “More than simple posturing, many are concerned with the very real practicalities of saving water and irrigation, managing ground cover and encouraging wildlife, all while making and selling good wine.”

Wildfires are once again raging in southwestern France, as the nation deals with a renewed heatwave and ongoing drought. The winegrowing Gironde department has described the fires as “rampant” in a statement.

Can you still find value in Langhe Nebbiolo? On JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller explores how long these bargain wines will last.

Three years in, Grace Family owner Kate Green and winemaker Helen Keplinger are drawing a blueprint for Napa Valley Cabernet estate transition, reports James Molesworth in Wine Spectator.

Esther Mobley highlights top Sonoma County wineries in the San Francisco Chronicle.

In Wine Enthusiast, Joe Steinhardt explains what ‘lush’ means when talking about wine.

In the Drop, Janice Williams recommends non-alcoholic wines to try.


Source : https://www.terroirist.com/daily-wine-news-climate-crisis/